The Minnesota Vikings released a statement in response to the disturbing Everson Griffen Instagram video posted online.
Police arrived at the home of Minnesota Vikings defensive team Everson Griffen on Wednesday after posting a disturbing video on the player’s Instagram account earlier in the day.
In the video, Griffin is seen sitting in his house in the dark with a gun, describing to those watching that he has a license to carry it and that he is preparing to defend himself against what he claims is a threat to his life. He states that he bought ammunition for the gun and that it was obtained with the help of a Viking running after Dalvin Cook.
According to KSTP in Minneapolis, screenshots of a conversation allegedly involving Griffin saying he needs help and that “people are trying to kill me” were also posted on his social media accounts.
Local law enforcement spoke about the current situation late Wednesday morning, noting that Griffin is currently refusing to leave his home although he doesn’t believe anyone else is in immediate danger.
“At this time, law enforcement officers are confident that Griffin is alone inside the home and continues to work with him to resolve the situation,” a statement from the Minnesota Police Department said.
Vikings statement after Everson Griffen Instagram video
The Minnesota Vikings released the following statement Wednesday morning:
Vikings representatives and team mental health professionals have been at Iverson Griffin’s home since early this morning and are cooperating with law enforcement. Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Iverson and his family. We will have more comments in due course.
No other details are known at this time about Griffen’s situation other than the authorities and the Vikings are aware of this and are helping in any way they can.
In 2018, Griffin was involved in an incident in which he allegedly threatened hotel staff, although no gun was found once the police arrived. That same month, Griffin was ordered to obtain a mental health evaluation after his behavior alarmed team officials.